PM Update: Heat and Humidity Join Forces
Warm Wednesday, shower and storm chances late
High levels of humidity joined up with heat to create a very summery day across the area. Just a few puffy cumulus and towering cumulus are adding a spot of shade for relief. Highs are rising near 90 degrees in many spots, and if National Airport makes it, this will be the 11th day of the year it has been 90+ there. There's an outside risk of a quick shower or rumble of thunder through evening, though many will probably stay dry.
Through Tonight: There may be a quick shower or thundershower this evening. Otherwise, it's warm and muggy with temperatures falling through the mid-80s near sunset. Under partly cloudy skies, overnight lows should range from around 70 to the mid-70s.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Another warm and muggy one is upcoming Wednesday, but more clouds and an increased chance of rain could moderate temperatures a smidge. Still, highs look to rise into the upper 80s to near 90 before a risk of late-day showers and storms arrives.
Alaskan Fires: Numerous wildfires are currently burning in interior Alaska -- NASA's Terra satellite captured the view this week. An August 3 report from the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center said 483 fires are burning and about 2.4 million acres are affected. Several of the enormous fires, including the nearly half-million acre Railbelt Complex, were started by lightning.
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